Judge Bailey, listening to panel

Rita Bailey, Pulaski County District Court Judge and an Infinity Project organizer from Arkansas, joined other project organizers who came to Minnesota to develop strategies for advancing judicial diversity across the circuit. The well-qualified women serving on the federal bench in Arkansas include Chief Judge Susan Owens Hickey, Erin WiedemannKristine Baker, Susan Weber Wright, Patricia S. Harris and Beth Deere.

According to Gavel Gap, 21% of Arkansas state court judges are women compared to 36.5% of the Arkansas population and 3% of state court judges are women of color compared to 13.5% of the population.


Recent News

The case for changing elections for Arkansas appellate judges (2019)

First Female Majority in Arkansas Supreme Court History (2015)

Ladies Of The Court: Meet The Three Female Justices Of The Arkansas Supreme Court (2015)

State’s high court has female majority for first time as justices sworn in (2015)

Kris Baker of Little Rock confirmed for federal judgeship (2012)



Ballotpedia:  Judicial Selection in Arkansas



Please contact any one of the following Infinity Project organizers in Arkansas for more information or to get involved:

Denise Hoggard:

Honorable Rita Bailey:

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